Saturday, February 5, 2011

I Bet We Could All Use a Little Sun

I photographed this field of sunflower at the Carpenter Nature Center back in July. Carpenter has quite a bit of wild prairie habitat during the summer with frequent patches of these sunflowers.
I believe that these sun flower are Helianthus occidentalis or the few-leaf sunflower. The few-leaf sunflower is a native member of the Aster family and is found mostly in sandy prairie habitat.

11 comments:

Carletta said...

Definitely a little burst of sunshine! :)
Nice shots!

Miss Kodee said...

YES! Sun, flowers; bring it on! Love the clear bright yellow in the second photo.

SquirrelQueen said...

There is nothing better than sunny yellow to brighten up a gray day. Beautiful macro shots.

Maria said...

Sure spreads warmth on a cold winters day, beautiful.

Matt Latham said...

We certainly could! Some very nice images to brighten up a dull UK day!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Those are reminders of what we can expect in a couple of months after February.

KaHolly said...

Lovely, bright flowers to view first thing in the morning. Helps to set the tone for the rest of the day!~karen

Leora said...

So pretty and sunny. Just what we need right now!

John S. Mead said...

THANK YOU! After almost a week in the snow & ice here in Dallas your bight flowers hit the spot! Kudos!

Susan said...

Nice reminder that the earth contines to turn...spring is coming!

guild-rez said...

Brightens up my cold and snowy morning in Canada.
Love sunflowers.